Upgrading JAMS V7


Are you upgrading a JAMS V6 instance to JAMS V7?

Please review the Upgrading from JAMS V6.X to JAMS 7.1.557 or higher article. Contact JAMS Support or your account representative if you have additional questions.


  1. JAMS Agents must be running JAMS V7.0.1441 or higher to be fully compatible with later JAMS releases. See the JAMS Agent - Upgrade Information section below for additional compatibility  details. 
  2. Ensure all Agents are upgraded to V7.0.1441 or higher before upgrading the JAMS Scheduler.
  3. Verify the user performing the upgrade has sysadmin (SA) rights to the database as this access is needed to properly update the database schema. 
  4. Back up the JAMS Database.


Important Upgrade Information 

When performing the upgrade process, note the following:

  • Download the latest JAMS release.
  • Schedule a Maintenance Window, and wait for any executing Jobs to finish before starting a JAMS upgrade.
    • There should not be any Jobs running during any upgrade from V7.X to V7.X.
    • For instructions on creating a Maintenance Window, see the Creating a Maintenance Window article.
  • Back up the JAMS Database.
  • Always run the JAMS Installer as an Administrator. For more instructions on installation, read the JAMS Installation Guide
  • During the upgrade, the JAMS installer will stop the appropriate JAMS Services. After the upgrade has completed, the JAMS Services will be restarted. 




JAMS Scheduler - Upgrading Information 

The JAMS Scheduler for Windows can be upgraded directly over an existing JAMS V7 installation. Run the new installation executable and JAMS will upgrade any requisite components - including the database.

NOTE: Clearing the check boxes for previously installed components in the executable will uninstall those components.


JAMS Client - Upgrade Information 

NOTE: Some Sequence Tasks, including the Automate and Event Tasks, require the JAMS Client and JAMS Scheduler to be updated to the same version. If an older JAMS Client is used with a newer JAMS Scheduler, you may see an error message and you may be unable to edit the Task. If this occurs, upgrade the JAMS Client.

NOTE: JAMS V7.1.557 includes enhancements to the Submit Job Task that have limited functionality when you edit a Sequence with an older JAMS Client. For example, some properties of the new Submit Job Task cannot be seen or modified with an older JAMS Client. You can continue to use older JAMS Clients for other features of JAMS, but we recommend upgrading to V7.1.557 or higher to edit Submit Job Tasks in a Sequence. 

After the JAMS Server has been upgraded, the same installation executable can be used to upgrade any JAMS Client installs.

When presented with the list of JAMS Components, choose to upgrade only the JAMS Client when presented with the list of JAMS Components. 


JAMS Agent - Upgrade Information  

NOTE: When you upgrade to V7.1.579 or higher, you need to update the JAMS Agents to V7.1.579 or higher if you are using a Sequence with any of the following:

  • An override property.
  • A binding on an inherited property.
  • A binding on a Credential.

JAMS Agents can be upgraded by redeploying the Agents from the JAMS Client's Agents shortcut.

After upgrading JAMS, users may review their DBUpdate.log file, located at the following:

C:\Program Files\MVPSI\JAMS\Scheduler\DBUpdate.log by default. 



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